Pegasus Group provided Planning and Economic services for the construction of a new Chigwell Primary Academy, followed by demolition of existing buildings and creation of new playing field and playground, together with residential development comprising 59 no. dwellings, together with car parking, garden spaces, vehicular access from High Road (A113), external landscaping and associated development.
Epping Forest District Council Planning Committee agreed a resolution to grant planning permission, subject to completion of a section 106 agreement and conditions. The new school building will replace existing school buildings, which are no longer fit for purpose, thus providing 200 pupils with state-of-the-art facilities in an attractive setting on the edge of the village.
The site lies in the Green Belt and close to a Conservation Area. However, the council accepted that there were “very special circumstances”, whereby the new school building would be fully funded and built by the developer as part of a comprehensive package, including the provision of 59 no. market dwellings, as well as an off-site affordable housing payment and additional infrastructure contributions.
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